As the icy winds blow and snow falls deep across North America, our thoughts turn to the warm waters, tropical islands and palm trees of the South. Summer is almost upon us, and the perfect way to break the grip of the long winter is to escape on a luxury yacht charter. Put the winter blues behind you, step past spring as we welcome Summer and discover the world’s top 3 Summer yacht charter destinations.
This vacation, why not book a luxury yacht holiday that takes in the fashion and excitement of Miami and the laid back charm of the Florida Keys? Or you could cruise the unspoiled, staggering beauty of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, red sands vivid against turquoise waters. Meanwhile, few can resist the spellbinding Virgin Islands, as you meander between the jungle covered peaks of extinct volcanoes and swim in waters of sapphire blue.
Whatever floats your boat, there is the perfect Summer yacht charter for you and those you love. Inform your family, gather your friends. Summer’s coming early this year.
Here’s our top picks for a Summer luxury yacht charter.
Miami & The Florida Keys.
An itinerary that cruises from Miami to the Florida Keys is the perfect blend of city buzz, action-adventure and tropical island relaxation. A yachting vacation in Florida offers something for all tastes and all ages. On a family vacation like Summer, that really matters.
It will only take a few minutes in the Florida sunshine before your shoulders start to lose their winter hunch. Start your trip with the glamorous beach clubs, world class boutiques and exquisite restaurants of vibrant, exciting Miami. Or if you’d prefer a bit of adrenaline, head offshore to enjoy the sports fishing that lures anglers to Miami from all over the globe. Then set your course south to drift along the canals among the mansions and palms of Fort Lauderdale and then hit the open water, cruising between the string of 80 perfect islands that make up the famed Florida Keys. The water here on America’s only living coral barrier reef is a riot of life and color, and you will spend long balmy days swimming and lazing about on perfect white sand coves. Sit in a beachfront restaurant as the afternoon breeze ruffles the water and the palm trees wave against a perfect blue sky. On a Florida yachting holiday, the stress of ‘real life’ drifts away on the morning tide.
Baja Peninsula, Mexico
This is a yachting destination that must be seen at least once in a lifetime. Rugged, silent and extraordinarily beautiful, the Baja Peninsula is a place to glory in spectacular sunsets and long deserted beaches. Cruise past deep red desert sands and rocky cliffs falling away into emerald and turquoise waters. The landscape is majestic and harsh, its jagged boulders and rock formations like a moonscape, which only makes the clear blue waters even more inviting.
The sea life here in the Sea of Cortez is rich with migrating whales and giant manta rays, while dolphins will be your companions as they play in the yacht’s bow wave or jump in the wake, sleek bodies shining against the setting sun. Active kids will adore this place as they tear along beaches on quad bikes and watch sea lions roll and plump themselves lazily towards the sea. As for you, well I challenge any lover of nature to not be dazzled by this place. It has a light and arid beauty all of its own.
The Virgin Islands
There’s a very good reason that the Virgin Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations, for these islands are among the most beautiful on earth. Once giant volcanoes, now only their jungle-covered peaks show above the deep blue water, blinding white sands around their edges. Float through the islands, dropping anchor in perfect cove after perfect cove.
Of course, not all the Virgin Islands are mountainous; many are flat and fringed with shallow waters and coral reefs. Be sure to visit Anegada, where you can watch flamingos stalk slowly across the salt flats, or sit down at a beach table under the stars with your feet in the sand, eating lobsters cooked over an open fire. After a day’s waterskiing, diving or being pampered in a luxury hotel spa, take advantage of one of the fine dining restaurants, or dance to a reggae band at the famous sailor’s bar, The Bitter End. The Virgin Islands truly are an earthly paradise.
Two luxury yachts available for charter in these three destinations during Summer 2015 are M/Y BROADWATER and M/Y AMARULA SUN.
M/Y BROADWATER is a 163 ft. Feadship which underwent a full refit in 2014, making her the ideal yacht to charter in this year. She sleeps up to ten guests in her five well-appointed staterooms and comes with an array of yacht toys including Wave runners and wake boards. Her upper aft deck offers ample space for formal and casual alfresco dining for ten, whilst the sun deck boasts a wet bar and a Jacuzzi.
A 164 ft. Trinity yacht, M/Y AMARULA SUN was built in 2008 and offers a classic interior by Patrick Knowles Design. She can sleep up to ten guests and offers alfresco dining for up to 12 on her air-conditioned aft deck. Guests are invited to try the variety of yacht toys including SeaBobs and a JetLev on the azure seas of her operating areas.
Whatever you are looking for in your Summer yacht charter, the Yacht Charter team at Worth Avenue Yachts can help you find the perfect yachting vacation. Worth Avenue Yachts can be contacted on +1 561 833 4462 or Charters@WorthAvenueYachts.com
Pack your bags; it’s time to chase the sun.